A PEDESTRIAN FEAT.
A pedestrian named Edwerd Payson Weston, has been attempting to walk 500 miles within six days at the hall of the American Institute, JN”ew York, but only succeeded in getting through 430 miles, with smin. 46sec. to spare. As it was obvious that the remaining 70 miles of the distance could not be accomplished in this small margin Weston prudently gave up the task, and his attempt was therefore a failure. He succeeded, however, in walking 115 miles in 24 hours, a feat supposed to be unequalled by any pedestrian. He also succeeded in exhibiting wonderful powers of endurance, walking at the rate of 5 miles an hour during the last portion of the sixth day of his effort. He unfortunately, on the first day of his long walk, wrinkled the stocking on his left foot, thus making a very painful sore, which did not add to the comfort of the journey. So great was the crowd on the last day of the attempt, that little could be seen of Weston, except as he almost flew by the judge’s stand ; but his progress could be told at all times by the cheers and waving of handkerchiefs which followed him round the hall “in one continuous wave of applause.” When his physicians decided that he should stop at the 430 th mile, Weston sank into a chair exhausted and entirely overcome. He was then carried by the police with difficulty through the crown, and put to bed, where he immediately fell asleep. The time h« occupied in actually walking the 430 miles was 98 hours 28 minutes, the average time he occupied in actually walking the 480 hours was 98 house 28 minutes, the average time per mile 14 minutes 44 ‘ seconds, and the quickest mile was one accomplished in 9 minutes 30 seconds.